$3 Million Reward Announced for Information Leading to Arrest of Iranian Tied to Illegal Procurement of U.S. Technology

The United States Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program is offering up to a $3,000,000 (USD) reward leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Hossein Ahmad Larijani. Larijani is wanted for his role in illegally procuring technology that originated in the United States and which was later incorporated into improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that targeted U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq from 2008 to 2010. Larijani, 55, is believed to be living in Tehran, Iran.

Larijani was indicted in 2010 by a grand jury in Washington, D.C., on various export-related charges involving the shipment of radio transceiver modules (modules) manufactured by a Minnesota company. The indictment alleged that during 2007-2008, Larijani orchestrated a scheme to illegally procure 6,000 of these modules with the assistance of one company in Iran, three companies in Singapore, and four co-conspirators in Singapore.

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Source: FBI Minneapolis